Kimberley Motley

United States

Kimberley Motley

Lawyer and author

Kimberley is an American lawyer and former beauty queen who has made headlines around the world with her ground-breaking legal work in Afghanistan and beyond. She’s best known for her work in returning two Australian children taken illegally to Afghanistan by their father – the case made national headlines in 2015. She also represented former Australian soldier Robert Langdon and was responsible for successfully arguing for a Presidential pardon which resulted in his release from Afghanistan’s most notorious prison.

Motley’s extraordinary work in Afghanistan was the subject of a critically acclaimed 2016 documentary entitled Motley’s Law. Motley was a featured speaker at Oslo Freedom Forum and her TED talk entitled How I Defend the Rule of Law has been viewed over a million times.

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